The Fall Equinox, which lies mid-way between the summer and winter solstices, marks the day where the day and night are equal. This idea of two balanced sides of a single day is comforting and grounding.
This day also marks the middle of the autumn, a season of change and preparation for the winter ahead. I’m grateful to live in a place where seasons are present and palpable. I grew up in California where there wasn’t a noticeable change in seasons. Yes, it rained a bit more in the winter, and we had snow in the Sierra which allowed for snow sports, however, I didn’t experience the sharp changes in temperature, color and mood that went along with each season until I moved to New York. New York taught me that winters kept folks indoors, a tough lesson to learn in my first year. Spring brought bursting bulbs and a bounce in peoples steps, including mine. Summer often felt like hanging out on a sagging dog’s tongue, warm, moist, lazy. Fall was perhaps the most startling of all for me because I could not have imagined the extraordinarily vivid colors produced by the foliage. I still remember being glued to the car window trying to absorb the variety of color on the hillsides during trips out of the city.
This fall brings a change for Tinge. A new website, a new identity and a new blog. The logo of Tinge has a touch of texture, can you spot it? This texture will not remain static, it will change and continue to renew itself. What will it be next? I’m not sure, we will see. However, the new Tinge begins today, on the Fall Equinox to bring balance to its fresh start.